With the final just a few hours away it is time for the final part in my series where I take a look at the finalists and their journey so far. Taking them in the order in which they qualified for the final we finish with Karim and Amy
Karim and Amy got the first 40 of the series back in musicals week when their Jive made Craig dust the cobwebs off his 10 paddle and join the other judges in awarding maximum points (10,10,10,10)
Their week 3 Samba scored 26 points with the judges (6,7,6,7)
Karim and Amy have amassed a total of 452 points from 13 routines making for an average score of 34.8. This is the 2nd highest (or 2nd lowest) average of the 3 finalists
Number Of Times In The Dance Off
Karim and Amy are the only finalists to have survived a dance off on route to the final. And they’ve survived 2 of them.
The first came in week 10 when they were joint top of the leaderboard following their Couple’s Choice in the style of Contemporary which scored 38 (9,9,10,10). Saffron and AJ fell in what was a pretty one sided dance off
They also fell into the bottom two from second on the judges leaderboard after last week’s Semi Final. Opting to perform their American Smooth again which scored 38 (9,10,9,10) they easily dispatched Chris and Karen in another one sided dance off
Odds Of Winning
Bookmakers are offing prices in the range of 12-1 on Karim and Amy lifting the Glitterball although one of my Facebook fans did say they managed to get odds of 20-1 on betting exchanges which would probably be a great opportunity to lay off for a profit during the final
Can They Win?
There are a lot of barriers for Karim and Amy to get over if they want to lift the Glitterball. Well actually that might not be true because they are a strong couple. There is however one massive barrier……
The final is decided on public vote only and we know for a fact that Karim’s public vote is weaker than both of the other two finalists as there is no permutation of votes last weekend where Karim receives more public vote than Emma or Kelvin but still ends up in the Dance Off
Does this mean we should write them off? I’d say no. It would take a turn around in their public vote in order for them to be crowned champions but it can happen. Ore won three years ago despite landing up in the Dance Off twice just like Karim has so these things can happen. It will depend entirely on how their final goes and how many floating voters they can pick up in the final
That’s it for this series but it’s not the end of content here at the home of The Strictly Spoiler for today. My normal discussion/poll post will land later (and may land a little earlier than normal so it can be indexed by the search engines before the final) and there will be polls opening at multiple points during the final to ask who your winners are so check back for them. All polls running at the moment are going in to lockdown shortly so I can get things ready for tonight
I will also be running my usual commentary during the final on both Facebook and Twitter and you can get involved in the discussion for one last time for a chance to win an iPad. Also I’m going to resurrect the password competition for during the final for a chance to win a £50 Amazon UK Voucher. Look out for the final password on the discussion/poll post later. Entries will close at the end of the final!
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